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Floral Friday Challenge.

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This Camellia  is one of the last living links we have to the  farm.

I think we purchased it in the mid to late 1990s.

Nope!

MGW tells me it was one of the first things we bought.

So maybe late 1980s.

Ah!  Yes!

I remember it well!

We read that Camellias like some shade and promptly

planted it under the shade of a weeping willow we inherited.

During its time under the weeping willow

it produced one or two flowers each year.

 

Fast forward to September 2005 and it was time to move.

Yes, Camellia was coming also.

I dug it up and placed it with some care into a

ten litre (half 20) plastic drench drum.

For those wondering, drench is livestock medicine.

Two hundred kilometres in a drench drum on the trailer

and into a very exposed, at the time, garden bed.

September 29, 2005 was moving day so if it can last

a few more weeks it will, along with us celebrate

12 years in its new colder, wetter,

drier and hotter environment.

It just seems to thrive like no other camellia

we have purchased since our move.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Our Miniature Agapanthus are creating…

a nice splash of colour at the front

of our house at the moment.

Although I m not sure that

they will hang on much longer.

It appears that Camellia colour is on standby to

replace the Agapanthus when required.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge:

Flowers.

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From our garden….

daffodil_7210daffodils…a sure sign of spring.

camellia_7260Our ancient camellia…covered in blooms this year.

purple-daisy_7287I have posted this purple daisy recently…but,

it looks totally different in Black and White.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Flowers

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Colourful-Montones

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My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto Challenge

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Colourful Montones.
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I hope these two hit the target

for this week’s challenge

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Colourful Montones

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge ~ Ornate 2

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I was asked if my Cactus flower in my first

Word of the Week Challenge this week,

was real.

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The flower feature came from this ‘bush’.  I have left the brick in the picture for scale opurposes.  I think bricks are about 20 cm long.

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It is planted on the north face of our house.  Hot, dry and cold in winter.  It is the third time we have planted the bed as the elements make it hard for plants to thrive.

Roses were the previous occupants and they were blown and broken in high winds.

Note the second plant in this photo.

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Number two plant along with my brick to give a sense of scale.

The largest flower is below….

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…not the same one published previously, but very similar.

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Maggie had to stick her nose in.  This is the ‘bush’ from whence the first ‘Ornate’ photo was derived.

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Once again the pavers have been left in the photo for scale.  Each one is 30 centimetres in length.

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A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–”Ornate” 

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge ~ Pink

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A simple entry for Word of the Week Challenge this week.

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A pink ground cover Camellia (Marge Miller) was one of several planted, this winter, in a revamped garden bed.

Its companion plant, also a Camellia, (Snow) is white with a tinge of pink and was alternated with Marge Miller.

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A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–”Pink 

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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Black and White Tuesday: Bridges

For my first entry into the Black and White Tuesday Challenge – Bridges – I chose to depict a ‘bridge’ between cultures.

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Our small Japanese Garden has been created using mostly Australian Native plus one African Native – the Euphorbia – just visible in the lower left corner.

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Our small temple is backed by an Australian Acacia and a small growing Australian native bamboo in the foreground.

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In the foreground is an Australian Pittosporum Golfball (Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’).  Our dwarf acacia behind the temple is complemented by some small native bamboo plants.

Two potted Camellias are just coming into flower.

Google gives credit to China and Japan for the Camellia. I would have though Japan.

In Black and White the garden takes on a different look than the coloured version.  I hope to include a couple of photos of the camellias later in the week.

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